TANGATA WHENUA. THE CARVING CRIES

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In a Tokomaru Bay meeting house there is a carving which the people say will weep when something in the Māori world is lost. (This was first noticed after the tangi of Tuini Ngāwai, the East Coast composer - August 12, 1965).

At an ANZAC service near Tikitiki members of the Māori Battalion gather in memory of their lost comrades.

At a Kotahitanga meeting near Ruatōria the politics of Māori nationalism are discussed by members of the movement. John Rangihau talks about Māoritanga and the knowledge being shared by kaumātua with younger members of the community.

Witi Ihimaera returns to Waituhi and contrasts Māori and Pākehā ways of life. Features Rongopai, the painted 19th century wharenui.

Present day activities at the Ngāruawāhia carving school are shown, as Māori art and the laws of tapu which relate to whakairo and other traditional crafts are discussed.

The unveiling ceremony for Pine Amine Taiapa, regarded as the last old style master carver of the coast.

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Year 1974

Reference number F14550

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series Tangata Whenua

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:37:25

Production company Pacific Films

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Commentary: Michael King
Commentary: Witi Ihimaera
Producer: John O'Shea
Director: Barry Barclay (Ngāti Apa)
Cameraman: Keith Hawke
Editor: Richard Spurway
Second Unit Cameraman: Rory O'Shea
Sound: Craig McLeod
Sound: John Van Der Reyden
Sound: Don Reynolds
Assistant Cameraman: Warrick Attewell (aka Waka)
Production Assistant: Dell King
Graphics: Terence Taylor
Executive Producer For Nzbc: Michael Scott-Smith
Appearances: John Rangihau
Appearances: Witi Ihimaera
Appearances: Trudy Keelan
Appearances: Tomsmiler
Appearances: Gilmantamatea
Appearances: Elizabethshaw
Appearances: Martin Baker
Appearances: Te Kumeroa Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi
Appearances: Whaimutu Dewes
Appearances: Joe Aranga
Appearances: Piri Poutapu
Appearances: Dick Green
Appearances: Maraeroa Group